Tag Archives: pedestrian education

Reader offers school zone etiquette observations

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Interesting to read your column about the crosswalk at Soquel School on Porter Street (3/12/12). That is one bad area for traffic when school is starting or letting out. The traffic lights at the intersections before … Continue reading

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Teaching kids, parents about traffic safety around schools

Calling all parent, kids and schools interested in learning more about traffic safety around school and town. Kithy Chavez, of the county health services agency’s Ride n’ Stride Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program, travels to campuses across the county teaching … Continue reading

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National School Bus Safety Week is here

This week is National School Bus Safety Week. That means members of the California Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for motorists who are not stopping for school buses when their red lights flash. “Motorists approaching from either direction … Continue reading

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Pedestrians prohibited from walking on freeway unless dealing with a break down

Did you know that it is illegal for pedestrians to walk on the freeway? The exception to that rule is if they were passengers of a vehicle that broke down on the highway. Only then may people walk on the … Continue reading

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Pedestrian habits in Capitola need to be studied, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I read the item (last Monday)about the surveys to be done Aug. 22 – Sept. 26. I hope Capitola Village is one of the 21 locations. We had a bizarre pedestrian death here July 5 and … Continue reading

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Crosswalks 101

Today’s Street Smarts blog about crosswalks and pedestrian safety¬†was written by Debbie Bulger of Mission Pedestrian and Sarah Harmon, staff to the South County Bike and Pedestrian Work Group. How much do you know about crosswalks? Would you recognize one … Continue reading

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Pedestrian safety 101

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The general impression I have received from your column, and other sources, is that a driver must stop at an intersection if a pedestrian has stepped off the curb and wait till they’ve completely crossed the … Continue reading

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Pedestrians, motorists behaving better on the roads than last year, study found

The South County Bike & Pedestrian Work Group has released the results of its 2010 Pedestrian Observation Survey. This is the second year that the organization has conducted such a study. And the survey says, both pedestrians and drivers are … Continue reading

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Former CHP officer comments on pedestrian crossing protocol

On Monday, Street Smarts printed a letter from a reader who wanted advice on the proper way for pedestrians to cross the road. The response came from Debbie Bulger of Mission Pedestrian, who suggested pedestrians always use crosswalks as they … Continue reading

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The proper way to walk across the street

Dear Street Smarts, Q: What is the proper way to cross the street? I have been crossing the street on my own since I was a young girl and I never have any problems. Yet, I see grown adults who … Continue reading

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